IT’S MIDNIGHT, I SHOULD BE SLEEPING BUT I’M IN VEGAS

My Delta flight from JFK just left the gate at almost 9pm.

I’m on my way to New York City on steroids , better known as Las Vegas .

I know what some of you are thinking .

Sports Diva weren’t you just there in February?

That would be a big fat yes.

June is when I normally come to the city for the NHL Awards and Red Carpet and this is no exception .

I get into Vegas around midnight Vegas time, which is 3am New York time.

I know it’s Vegas, but I really wanna go to sleep, not party like a rockstar.

I’m here for 5 days, I can do that partying like a rockstar thingy later.

The documentary on actress Jane Fonda isn’t even putting me to sleep cause it’s really interesting .

Yes, I should be sleeping but I’m in Vegas and I’ll have plenty of time to sleep when I get back to New York City .

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DISCOVERING PACKING CUBES!

Whenever I go on one of my 30 Plus Teams Tours, I usually bring a bag or suitcase that’s as unorganized as all heck.

There’s shoes , underwear, etc all over the suitcase no matter if they’re folded, rolled or usually just thrown in the bag which always happens .

Not this time.

I watch a lot of YouTube videos , which you might not know.

Or maybe you do if you follow 30 Plus Teams 30 Plus Dreams a lot.

As I haven’t been anywhere since February , those travel blues have creeped in and I’ve been watching videos on packing.

I noticed something .

People, and not just female or adult travellers, are packing their clothes in something called “packing cubes.”,which go inside your suitcase.

I had never heard of this and I’ve travelled a lot in my 66 years .

I was going to order them from Amazon , but on a trip to my local Marshalls Department Store, guess what I found?

You got it, packing cubes for my suitcase, even though none of the sales people had a clue what I was talking about.

One saleslady told me , “luggage over in aisle 3”

I guess she missed the part of the conversation where I asked “do you sell packing cubes that fit in your luggage?”

But in aisle 3 not only was there luggage up the wazoo , there were accessories also, which included packing cubes.

It was $9.99 for a pack of 3.

I wanted to see what all the hype was about.

It’s supposed to save space in my suitcase .

It actually does as you can see here.

My bag is a little bit more organized now than it’s ever been .

I wish I’d discovered packing cubes a lot earlier .

WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE ?

Here we go again.

It’s the summer edition of the ever popular , what’s in my suitcase.

Where am I going this time?

As usual, take a guess.

I’m going away for five days this time and yes something that has to do with a sporting event is involved because that’s just how the Sports Diva rolls.

Although, if you’ve followed my blog, you might have an idea of where I’m going and what sporting event I’m going to because I attend this every year .

Anyway here’s some of the old and new stuff that’s going in my suitcase for this 30 Plus Teams Tour .

My going to JFK outfit.

My return outfit.

Nope, I’m not bringing two suitcases, I can’t decide which one. Im not checking in any bags going. Coming back yes. My two sunhats and my Vegas Golden Knights hat.

It’s about my sandals and heels. Yes all three of these shoes plus sneakers for the ride are coming too.

It’s the bags, people . The bag with the elephant is my personal bag that’s going on the plane and yes,all these bags will go into my suitcase .

Shirts to wear to bed. Rarely do pajamas anymore

More shirts, not for bed though. The black shirt at the top says on the front, “I didn’t ask to be Princess” and on the back it says, “But hey if the crown fits . ”

Bathing suits, cover ups and sunglasses

Four dresses. The blue one is a maxi dress.

Pants and shirts

Dressy shirts

Shorts, shorts and even more shorts

Something to hold my toiletries , a black beach bag, packing cubes which I’m trying for the first time, and making their appearance in my suitcase are two of my stuffed animals Julian, looking very spiffy in his red tie ,and Gleyber the panda.

Since I’ve never used packing cubes before, I’m going to give you my review of them when I get everything in my suitcase.

That’s what’s in my suitcase for my 30 Plus Teams Tour .

I might take all of what you see here, I might not.

Anyway, have fun guessing where the Sports Diva is going next

THANK YOU FOR THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

While I really don’t participate in blogging awards anymore, I really want to thank blogger, Kathleen from Stylish Heath for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Check out Kathleen’s blog, Stylish Heath, y’all, it’s interesting and as the title suggests, very stylish .

I so appreciate it when other bloggers really truly enjoy what I have to say in my posts.

When I started this blogging journey almost three years ago on WordPress , I really didn’t think anyone would care about what to do in a city after you’ve gone to a sporting event in the United States and Canada .

Not only are many of you interested in that, but you also seem to love the twice monthly travel quotes, and surprisingly to me, you all want to know just what goes into my suitcase when I go on my 30 Plus Teams Tours .

I thank you all for that and continue to be surprised as all get out .

As some of you might or might not know, it was one of my Circle of Sisters , Michele , who, like me, will travel anywhere to see our favorite hockey team play, who is the inspiration for the 30 Plus Teams 30 Plus Dreams .

Her question , “what’s there to do there after we go to the game?”, made me think .

Other people might have the same question .

As you can tell if you read my posts, there are pictures all over the place because not only do I love taking pictures no matter where I am and what I’m doing, but it’s the closest thing to my followers actually being there, no matter if it’s a sporting event or somewhere else in the city.

I’m not that much of a reader, but as you might guess, sports, travel , and since I was a history major in college, give me a biography book or a book on the Civil War , Revolutionary War or World War 2 and you’d better believe that I’m going to read it.

You might be under the impression that I only watch sporting events on tv , but I have to confess that I love watching shows like Love and Hip Hop Atlanta , Snapped , The First 48, and the two shows with The Chrisley Family of Atlanta and Nashville (they’re hysterical ! )

As for music, I don’t just have a playlist for when I travel, I even have one when I write my posts.

I can listen to pretty much anything while I write my blogs except opera or classical.

This does includes rap, country and heavy metal .

Ask me though can I write post when a sporting event is on .

Oh hell to the no because I’m too busy yelling at the players , referees , and umpires to concentrate on a blog post.

Forgive me for rambling on and on but I’m so happy and blessed to know that someone , anyone, other than family and friends, actually love what I have to write .

I will continue getting as many travel quotes to inspire you to travel no matter if it’s home or away.

Also, much to my surprise , I will continue to show you the things that go into my suitcase when I go on a 30 Plus Teams Tour .

Thank you and God Bless y’all.

Love, Sports Diva

MAY TRAVEL QUOTES

5 months already .

Have you gone anywhere yet?

What are you waiting for?

Take a trip somewhere even if it’s your own home town .

30 Plus Teams Tours of your home city are good too because you know you haven’t seen everything in your city.

The weather is getting nicer.

Explore and let these quotes inspire you.